The Office of Experiential Learning
The mission of the Office of Experiential Learning (OEL) at Berklee College of Music is to provide practical internship opportunities to our students. All OEL programs are credit-bearing and allow students a deliberate opportunity to connect the Berklee curriculum with practical development.
An internship allows a student to explore career options, provides on-the-job training, and encourages mentorship. Attaining this goal will require sustained commitment, attention, and effort from the student, the college, and the employer. Internships should be a supervised experiential learning experience designed to broaden the student's knowledge of music and to provide the student with a more comprehensive understanding of his or her career objectives.
The responsibility of the Office of Experiential Learning is to assist any qualified student in obtaining and maintaining an internship experience. Acting as a channel of communication between the student and organization, the OEL staff will provide internship guidance and counseling, search information, and develop and monitor student application and evaluation procedures. The coordinator will screen students, assist in student placement, market the program to students, and develop and nurture organizational relationships.